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Army vet gunned down women who devoted lives to veterans

Three women, including one who was pregnant, who devoted their lives to helping traumatized veterans were killed by a patient who had been kicked out of their Northern California treatment program, authorities and a relative of a victim said.

Official: 3 hostages, gunman dead after day-long standoff at veterans home

A U.S. official says a gunman and three hostages have been found dead after a shooting and standoff at a veterans home in California.
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Watchdog report: Failed VA leadership put patients at risk

A stinging internal investigation finds "failed leadership at multiple levels" at the Veterans Administration during the Obama administration that put patients at a major hospital at risk.

Reality Check: Why are VA facilities the only hospitals in NC to allow smoking?

The VA's own website says smokers are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts, yet VA facilities must maintain a smoking area. That is because of a law Congress passed in 1992.
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NFL rejects veterans group’s ad for Super Bowl program

The NFL has denied advertising space in the Super Bowl program for a veterans group that declined to alter language about standing for the national anthem.

Army vet sues VA hospital over scalpel left in body after surgery

An Army veteran who said someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery is suing a veterans affairs hospital.

South Carolina Governor proposes tax cuts for vets, first responders

Gov. Henry McMaster said Friday he wants to exempt military, law enforcement, firefighter and peace officer retirement from state income tax.
Emergency workers respond to a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, TX, on Nov. 5, 2017. ( KSAT) Erica Hernandez

Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren't reported to the national background check system.

Calabash VFW hosted dinner and music to honor WWII veterans

VFW Calabash Post #7288 hosted a “World War II Tribute & Pearl Harbor Remembrance” dinner and music to honor WWII veterans from our area over the weekend.

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